Our approach to the services we offer is an open one – we do whatever needs to be done to achieve the outcome you’re after. As long as the project is predominantly laser cut or engraved, then we’re happy to carry out or manage whatever else might come before or after – if you’re not sure what that might be, we will be. Understanding and completing complex projects is what excites us, and what defines us as a business – the 3 main service categories we specialise in are as follows:
Engraving involves cutting to a certain depth within a material to create images, text or graphics in the surface of that material or object. We can engrave into a very broad range of materials & irregular objects. Almost any soft material (like our forte – wood) can be engraved, and we can also surface-mark metals, glass & ceramics. See below for a full list of suitable materials & engraving capabilities.See Examples
Cutting involves slicing (completely or partially) through a material by following a pre-defined path. We can cut into a broad range of flat materials from things as delicate as tissue paper right up to thick woods, plastics & metals with the kind of pin-point accuracy and detail that only laser cutting can provide. See below for a full list of suitable materials & our cutting capabilities.See Examples
Finishing involves processes such as stencilling, painting, gluing, sanding, varnishing, staining and assembly of products or structures. We have a fully equipped workshop with experienced model makers on hand to be able to add those final touches to lift your project to the next level. We’re big on versatility here – See below for a full list of finishing services & our workshop capabilities.See Examples
> Deep, medium and shallow engraving into Solid Woods, Recycled Timbers, Plywood, Bamboo, Wool Felt, Leathers, Cotton Papers, Specialty Papers & Card, Fabrics, Cardboard, Cork (note that only non-volatile organic materials are processed in-house), and MDF, Plastics, Acrylics (off-site)
> Into a range of irregular objects, such as blocks of wood, tiles, stones, skateboard decks etc.
> Surface engraving of Stainless Steel, Anodised Aluminium, Mild Steel, Brass, Glass, Marble, Stone, Slate and Ceramics.
> Of Solid Woods, Recycled Timbers, Plywood, Bamboo, Wool Felt, Leathers, Cotton Papers, Specialty Papers & Card, Fabrics, Cardboard (note that only non-volatile organic materials are processed in-house) and of MDF, Acrylic, Plastics Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Mild Steel, Brass, Copper, Glass and Ceramic (off-site).
> High power profile cuts – to cut shapes out completely.
> Medium power scoring cuts – to allow for snap-off or folded elements.
> Low power etching cuts – to create stencil masking layers suitable for painting.
> Sanding edges & faces to a desired finish – by belt or by hand.
> Filing of edges to remove sharpness.
> Painting – spray painting or by hand, in a range of colours.
> Gluing – hot gluing, epoxy bonding, superglue bonding, PVA wood gluing, acrylic bonding etc..
> Laminating of multiple duplicate parts to achieve a desired thickness.
> Duplexing of papers and card.
> Varnishing – Danish oil, hard lacquer, shellac or similar.
> Staining & oiling of wood.
> Removal of masking layers.
> Fastening – using bolts, screws, nails etc.
> Basic wood working processes – drilling, cutting to length, bevelling etc.
> Assembly of multiple parts – from key rings to entire models / prototypes.
> Quality control.